The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Creative Writing

A guide for majors and students working on creative writing projects

Finding Articles

How to find articles in the library databases:

1. Login to MyUTampa by using your Spartans Domain username and password.

2. Browse the list of subject-specific databases below, or use the discovery search box.

3. It's time to begin your search! Enter your search terms and see your results. If using individual databases, make sure to search two or more to get the best results. Sometimes using subject databases is less frustrating because they may filter out irrelevant topics.

4. Remember to set limits to your search to refine your results. Helpful limits include adjusting the date range or selecting peer-reviewed articles.

5. If you have any questions, ask a librarian!

Spartan Articles Search



Journal Title Search (Example: Chronicle of Higher Education or JAMA)


The following databases are helpful for Creative Writing research.

Creative Writing Journals

Examples of useful journals for Creative Writing students:

Artforum is the lead resource on art today, looking at both contemporary and historical artists and movements.

Contemporary Literature is a comprehensive journal on the emerging and established writers in today's literature.

Feminist Theory is a journal with an interdisciplinary approach to current topics and debates in feminism.

Journal of Postcolonial Writing is a journal dedicated to the study of literature in postcolonial locations.

Narrative is a journal dedicated to the study of narrative forms, published by The Society for the Study of Narrative Literature.

New Literary History is one of the top journals in the field of literary theory and history.

Poetry is the renowned journal published by the Poetry Foundation.

Using Interlibrary Loan

Search WorldCat or Google Scholar for items worldwide. 

If you cannot access the article or book from our library, consider making an Interlibrary loan request. See the Interlibrary Loan guide below for more information.

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